What is GHB addiction?
The effects of GHB
Treating GHB addiction
GHB withdrawal smptoms

What is GHB addiction?

GHB is easily to become addicted to. You quickly build a tolerance to it and need a higher dose each time. This increases the chances of both overdosing and addiction. It could also leave you susceptible to assault and could even lead to death.

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), otherwise known as liquid ecstasy, liquid G or liquid X, is a depressant which has become increasingly popular for the ‘rave’ scene as it makes the user feel more sociable. In small doses, it also acts as a stimulant and an aphrodisiac which makes it a popular drug to use during sex. However, higher doses can make users lose consciousness which makes it a popular “date rape drug”.

The effects of GHB

One of the biggest issues with GHB is that it is difficult to measure how much you should be taking without knowing the concentration of the liquid. This greatly increases the chances of overdosing. A drug with similar side effects that also usually comes as a clear liquid is GBL (Gamma-butyrolactone).

Addiction to GHB usually results in depression, anxiety and insomnia if you feel you don’t get a strong enough dose.

  • Loss in motor control
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Incoherent or slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Out of character, high-risk behaviour

Treating GHB addiction

We recognise the severity of the issue when it comes to GHB addiction, which is why we have our detox and therapy programmes to help the needs of each individual every step of the way. Our expert recovery team will help guide you whilst offering all the support you need to continue the journey to recovery.

Through counselling, regular exercise and a nutritious diet, our expert recovery team will get you back to feeling 100% physically and mentally. Our program is designed to minimise the withdrawals you will experience and to provide you with all the tools for long-term sobriety.

GHB withdrawal symptoms

Once a dependence has been formed to GHB, it can be very dangerous for you to quit suddenly. This could even result in death. Withdrawals you may experience:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting